LAHORE: Rain in some areas lowered the extremely high temperatures in most cities in the plains, including in Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab, on Tuesday, and the Met department forecast chances of light rain in Lahore on Eidul Fitr (today).

The maximum temperature in Lahore, which was 47 degrees C two days ago, lowered to 41 degrees in view of a strong windstorm last night and partly cloudy weather on Tuesday.

The maximum temperature in Multan and Dera Ismail Khan was also 42 degrees C, and in Sargodha 40.

It was 49 in Jacobabad which had 51 two days ago, 48 in Sibbi, 48 in Moenjodero, and 47 in Dadu, Sukkur and Rohri.

The Met department reported light rain in different cities over upper parts of country and said it led to the lowering of temperatures in the plains.

The Met department expected mainly hot and dry weather in most parts of the country while very hot in eastern Balochistan and Sindh during Tuesday night.

It forecast dust-thunderstorm/ (light) rain at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir on Wednesday (today).

Published in Dawn, June 5th, 2019